According to the brilliantly geeky site colormatters.com, there are three distinct purples: Red-Purple, Purple, and Blue-Purple. And you are guaranteed to turn all of ‘em if you mess with this guy’s boat! (Photo from our Folly Beach, S.C., trip in summer of 2012)
From the same trip, a bruise-colored sky over Botany Bay; followed by a rich, luxuriant sunset on the Folly River.
Thanks to Ailsa for this week’s travel theme, purple. 🙂
We’re always thrilled to discover fresh loggerhead turtle tracks, as we did in June 2012. Here, mama turtle has returned to the very same beach where she herself hatched (her “natal” beach at Botany Bay, near Folly Beach, South Carolina) to lay her eggs—up to 120 of them.
She came at night, then returned to the sea. The rear flipper marks appear staggered, or alternating, across the track and resemble “commas” in the sand. Read more about sea turtle tracks here and loggerheads here.
Incubation temperature determines the hatchlings’ sex (warmer temps result in females; cooler, mostly males.) Check out what happens 60 days later! We love this youtube video, below—some nice folks on Botany Bay watching the little fellows (?) make mini fresh tracks of their own.
See other fresh takes on Ailsa’s weekly travel theme.
This week’s travel theme is about the power of pallid. These photos are from a magical summer afternoon in June 2012, paddling near Edisto Island, South Carolina (aka, Heaven).
We launched from Cherry Point Landing (Wadmalaw) and headed for Deveaux Bird Sanctuary,
an “Important Bird Area” at the mouth of the North Edisto River.
Just us, the dolphins, seabirds, and Lord Willin.
Our plans changed due to weather and wind. We decided to visit serene, uninhabited (by people) Botany Bay, a 4687-acre wildlife preserve located on Edisto Island. It’s managed by the Department of Natural Resources as part of the agency’s Wildlife Management Area Program.
Another marvel—the tracks of a sea turtle, heading back to the ocean.